The Jeanette Albiez Davis Library has holdings in excess of 570,000 items and is a selective U.S. Government Documents Depository.
During the regular academic year, the Library is open five days a week for a total of fifty-seven hours. Through its home page (http://library.rio.edu), Davis Library offers students and the Rio academic community access to a growing local collection and up-to-date electronic information resources along with online help to meet research and study needs. These include the Library’s local public access catalog, RioCat, which provides indexing to its entire collection and OhioLINK, a consortium of Ohio academic libraries offering remote access to collections across the State, as well as access to a wealth of research databases and thousands of electronic journals and ebooks.
Through OhioLINK (http://www.ohiolink.edu), students can request books from other member libraries and receive them within a few days. Thousands of journal articles are available full-text through OhioLINK and can be printed or downloaded. Rio students may also visit and use other OhioLINK libraries throughout the state simply by presenting their valid Rio Grande student I.D. card.
Additionally, as a charter member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), and OHIONET, a statewide network of OCLC participating libraries, Davis Library can provide students, faculty, and staff with access to virtually anything they may wish to use for their research through its traditional interlibrary loan service using online request forms. Davis Library’s interlibrary loan service can access the collections of libraries throughout the nation and the world.
Students can use computers in the library to complete their coursework and conduct research. There are handicapped parking areas adjacent to the Library with full access to the facility through the main entrance via ramp walkways and mechanically assisted doors. Aisles are handicapped accessible. An elevator provides access to all three floors. The Library is equipped with handicapped accessible rest rooms on the main floor.
Davis Library is central to academic life at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College (URG/RGCC). Its mission is to support and meet the informational needs of both campus and community users. In addition to providing quality collections and services that are easily accessible, the Davis Library also provides opportunities for social and cultural growth and enlightenment throughout the Ohio Appalachian region. The Davis Library is a place where people share ideas and information.